CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Edison Nation®, an idea-to-shelf product developer, opened online casting calls Tuesday for Season 5 of the Emmy® Award-winning public television series, "Everyday Edisons." "Everyday Edisons" is a TV show that showcases inventors, their ideas, the successes and the challenges that can be faced when attempting to bring an idea to market.
Everybody has a great idea that could change the way we work, the way we live or the way we play. According to a recent survey conducted by Edison Nation, 81 percent of respondents said they have had a great idea that they didn't pursue only to later see it in the market. Of those respondents, 75 percent cited money and not knowing how to bring it to market as the two major challenges to successfully acting upon an idea.
"Edison Nation and 'Everyday Edisons' provide an invaluable opportunity for ordinary people with extraordinary ideas," said Louis Foreman, CEO of Edison Nation and executive producer of "Everyday Edisons." "By eliminating the majority of the risk and capital needed to bring an idea to market, we provide a trusted and cost-effective way to validate ideas and help make them a reality."
From thousands of hopefuls, each season the "Everyday Edisons" Edison Nation team hand-selects just a few to transform extraordinary ideas from a sketch on a napkin to a product on store shelves. Season Five will be no exception, as Edison Nation searches for ideas whose innovation aims to mirror past successful Edison Nation products, such as the Gyro Bowl®, Mister Steamy® and Emery Cat®.
Sixty-four percent of the Edison Nation survey respondents consider the late Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, Inc., whose iPod, iPhone and iPad inventions have redefined what it means to be innovative, as the modern day Thomas Edison. Think you've got what it takes to be the next Steve Jobs? Submit your ideas now!
Casting calls run online from February 21 through Monday, April 30, at 11:59 p.m. (PDT). After reviewing the ideas and picking the best of the best, Edison Nation will fly up to 50 inventors to Charlotte for an in-person audition. At the conclusion of the entire casting process, the "Everyday Edisons" Edison Nation team will select 10 great ideas to develop and feature on Season Five of the show. Priority consideration will be given to those ideas submitted before 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on April 2.
To submit an idea for Season 5 of "Everyday Edisons," please visit: http://www.edisonnation.com/everydayedisons5
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About Edison Nation
Edison Nation is an idea-to-shelf consumer product developer behind such products as Gyro Bowl®, Emery Cat® and Mister Steamy®. Edison Nation operates an invention-centric multi-platform organization, including "Everyday Edisons," an Emmy® Award-winning series on public television now in production for Season 4 and Inventors Digest, a top trade publication dedicated to the study of business and innovation. Edison Nation utilizes a $25 Million Innovation Fund and corporate relationships with the country's top retailers, manufacturers and ASOTV companies to bring independent inventor-driven ideas to market. Products can be found in all major mass retailers across the country.
Edison Nation was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.
For more information, please visit www.edisonnation.com.
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